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2024 MLS SuperDraft: Open Thread & Results

We breakdown Atlanta’s picks as they happen and celebrate former prospects as they begin their careers

2023 Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The 2024 MLS SuperDraft is here and Atlanta United will have at least 4 opportunities to add young talent to the first team and Atlanta United 2 rosters this afternoon. If you have not yet read our breakdown of this year’s draft including 10 players Atlanta United could pick today, feel free to take a look as we wait for the draft to reach Atlanta at pick #19. The overall picks for Atlanta are Nos. 19, 48, 72 and 77. The fourth pick was acquired from New York Red Bulls via a trade.

Coverage starts at 3 p.m. ET with live coverage and analysis on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. You can also follow along here and through the MLS SuperDraft Tracker which will update with each selection as it happens.

This year’s SuperDraft has three rounds, with each team arranged in reverse order to the final league standings following the completion of the MLS Finals. There will be up to 87 total selections this year. Toronto FC is the first team on the clock. If you want to learn more about the Rules & Regulations for MLS SuperDraft 2024, feel free to follow that link.

Player eligibility expanded this year with Sophomores and Juniors now eligible to be drafted in addition to any standout players signed to Generation Adidas contracts before the draft. This pool of 388 players represents the deepest, most talented, and most geographically diverse pool of SuperDraft-eligible prospects in league history with young U-23 talent from around the country and from countries around the world. International player roster rules still apply to potential draftees so expect that to be part of the draft strategies for teams today.

Atlanta United in the SuperDraft

Atlanta United’s 2023 Picks:

Round 1: Pick No. 19 — Jayden Hibbert, GK - University of Connecticut

Round 2: Pick No. 4 (33 overall) ** ACQUIRED FROM LAG via TRADE 12/19/2023 **

Round 2: Pick No. 19 (48 overall) — Javier Armas, D - Oregon State

Round 3: Pick No. 14 (72 overall) ** ACQUIRED FROM NYRB via TRADE **

Round 3: Pick No. 19 (77 overall) — Casper Mols, GK - University of Kentucky

UPDATE #1 — 2:45 PM

Ahead of the start of the SuperDraft, we are reporting the first activity of the day for Atlanta United.

In exchange for right-of-first-refusal to Miguel Berry, Atlanta United received the 33rd Overall Pick in the 2024 SuperDraft from the LA Galaxy. Berry is out of contract but not eligible for MLS Free Agency.

UPDATE #2 — 4:45 PM

The New York Red Bulls traded up to Pick #12 from Pick #14 to select Atlanta United Academy product and University of Virginia centerback Aidan O’Connor.

UPDATE #3 — 5:30 PM

With the 19th Overall Pick, Atlanta United selected Jayden Hibbert from the University of Connecticut. The former Red Bull Academy prospect is an athletic freak who could remain in college to continue his development until he and the team are ready for him to take over from Guzan, Westburg, and Cohen.

UPDATE #4 — 5:52 PM

Sporting Kansas City selected Atlanta United Academy product and Georgetown goalkeeper Ryan Schewe.

UPDATE #5 — 6:43 PM

Atlanta United trades the #33 Overall Pick acquired from the LA Galaxy in exchange for Miguel Berry’s signing rights to the Chicago Fire and the #72 pick received from Andrew Gutman’s loan to the Red Bulls for $50,000 GAM.

UPDATE #6 — 6:50 PM

Atlanta United drafts Oregon State defender Javier Aramas with the 48th Overall Pick.

UPDATE #7 — 7:15 PM

With the 77th Overall Pick in the 2024 MLS SuperDraft, Atlanta United selected goalkeeper Casper Mols from the University of Kentucky.